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Combine the 'Big Easy' with a taste of Texas. New Orleans is alive with Creole flavours from lively Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter to the beautiful Garden District, experience a little of the Mardi Gras magic of this eclectic city before heading over the border to Dallas and Austin. Famous for its oil rich cowboys Dallas has a wealth of cultural attractions, world-class shopping and dining to explore, and Austin has well earned its reputation as the 'Live Music Capital of the World'. Step into one of the lively bars in the Red River District or grab a bite to eat at one of the city's legendary food trucks.

Duration

10 Days

Guide Price

£2,399 pp

Recommended For

City, Culture, Fly Drive, Self Drive, USA Road Trips

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Trip Highlights

  • Take a stroll through the historic streets of New Orleans French Quarter
  • Indulge in a beignet at Cafe du Monde
  • Visit the Sixth Floor Museum and learn about JFK's legacy
  • Explore Austin's lively Red River District
  • Shop 'til you drop on Congress Avenue

Start your Journey

Day 1

Destination 1: New Orleans

A melting pot of cultures, cuisine and music, New Orleans will entice you with its southern charm. As you make your way through the narrow streets of the historic French Quarter or take a trolley ride through the beautiful Garden District you'll discover the unique a city with a rich heritage and a pulsing atmosphere. Spicy Cajun cuisine thrills the senses and the sounds of blues and jazz bring the streets alive, its no wonder this city is know as the Big Easy. Stop by New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, where you can learn about the history and culture of jazz in New Orleans, visit St.Louis Cemetery No. 1's most famous resident the legendary Marie Laveau or learn how to recreate the delicious Creole cuisine when you return home at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Whatever you choose to do you'll be sure to leave New Orleans thoroughly entertained.

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Destination 2: Dallas

Home to the Dallas Cowboys and setting of one of the most glamorous soap-operas ever made Dallas has secured its position as one of the top destination in Texas. Dallas is made up of some fantastically diverse neighbourhoods, from the Deep Ellum District to Highland Park Village Dallas, there is so much to discover here.Take a stroll around downtown to see the Dallas Arts Museum, Opera and Arts District and jump on the free trolley and experience the nightlife of cosmopolitan uptown.

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Destination 3: Austin

If Texas does unconventional then you will find it in Austin. Laid back and collegiate, the city has a strong libertarian vibe and with equal focus on music, including blues and jazz and indie rock ‘n roll. A hip urban scene, Austin hosts two major music festivals; South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. For a slice of traditional honky-tonk head over to the Broken Spoke for a taste of Texas dance hall. The favourable climate means there is ample opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Austin is turning heads for all the right reasons.

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